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SBIR Phase I:Continuous biodiesel production from a novel microbial bioenergy…

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
99046
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
1013568
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
BT6
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Sartec Corporation
617 Pierce Street Anoka, MN 55303
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: SBIR Phase I:Continuous biodiesel production from a novel microbial bioenergy source using metal oxide catalysts
Agency: NSF
Contract: 1013568
Award Amount: $150,000.00
 

Abstract:

This SBIR Phase I project will develop the feasibility of continuously producing biodiesel fuel from renewable lipids that are harvested from oleaginous yeasts. Specifically, the plan is to maximize lipid production from selected yeast strains. This project investigates an innovative process that produces transportation grade biodiesel fuel from a novel microbial bioenergy source. It will demonstrate the feasibility of continuously producing biodiesel from renewable lipids harvested from oleaginous yeasts. The yeast strains will be carefully selected through a well designed screening process and culturing conditions will be extensively tested to maximize lipid production. Continuous biodiesel production is possible by utilizing the nonconventional Mcgyan process. The broader/commercial impact of the project will be to improve the science of producing biodiesel from non-food based, cellulosic fermentable sugars which are derived from corn stover, various types of straw, hay, wood chips, saw dust, switch grass, etc.

Principal Investigator:

Clayton McNeff
PhD
8004727832
claytonmcneff@sartec.com

Business Contact:

Clayton McNeff
PhD
8004727832
claytonmcneff@sartec.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

SarTec Corporation
617 Pierce Street Anoka, MN 55303

EIN/Tax ID: 411459383
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No